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  • Children of Blood and Bone

  • By: Tomi Adeyemi
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,372
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,789

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Written

  • By Samantha on 03-09-18

Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-19

It was hard at times to not have a translation. I felt like I was missing something that maybe the print book had. But despite that it was a really great and enthralling story!

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  • Marijuana Growing: Mastery

  • The Complete Guide to Advanced Marijuana Growing Methods and Techniques
  • By: ClydeBank Alternative
  • Narrated by: Tom Kollins
  • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42

In this book I'll teach you advanced marijuana growing techniques to produce a professional-grade product. Beginning with a brief overview of the basics, you will quickly learn about the different strands of cannabis and how to grow them in practically any environment using little-known techniques and methods. By the end of this book, I can confidently say that you will be fully able to get to work on growing your first crops.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good way to build upon the essentials

  • By Amaz on 01-05-16

Information Overload...in a good way

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-28-15

What did you love best about Marijuana Growing: Mastery?

All the information packed into a short amount of time

What about Tom Kollins’s performance did you like?

Very straightforward

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Marijuana Growing: Mastery?

Quite a number a things gleaned from this book. Mostly things for me to send via email to my brother who is working on growing his own garden

Any additional comments?

Full Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

After being knocked unconscious by a crowbar, Hartford, Connecticut, man Hank Morgan awakens to find himself in the legendary realm of Camelot, 1,300 years in the past, at the point of a lance. Though the savages in this ancient land immediately see fit to imprison him, Hank learns to use his modern 19th-century knowledge to easily outwit everyone he comes across, including King Arthur himself. With only a little effort, he establishes himself as a powerful sorcerer, feared by all and known only as "The Boss".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Social Commentary Read Very Well

  • By Aaron Wagner on 11-21-15

A classic done well

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-15

What made the experience of listening to A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court the most enjoyable?

The ability to finally have the one under my belt WHILE driving around for work ;)

What other book might you compare A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court to and why?

This was my first foray into the olde classics, but I hope to have a few more to use this as a comparison

Did Jeff Hays do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Indeed! Subtle differences in intonations make all the difference.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, but only because of the length. I like to break up the larger books.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast

  • Raising Hell

  • A Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Novella
  • By: John G. Hartness
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

Straight out of the pages of the legendary vampire novel Dracula comes a demon hunter for the modern world. Mina Murray and Jonathan Harker had a son. They named him Quincy. His guardian angel calls him Q. Dracula calls him nephew. Demons call him The Reaper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 01-15-16

WHo doesn't love a good hunt?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Raising Hell to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version, but I'd wager it is.

What did you like best about this story?

The not so subtle nods to the supposed to be secret identites

What about James Foster’s performance did you like?

yes

Any additional comments?

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Freezing Season

  • By: G. Norman Lippert
  • Narrated by: Jeannie Lin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

It isn't until the sheriff begins to question Ashley that the terror of her situation dawns: the body in the snow isn't a snowplow accident, but a murder victim, and by coming back to investigate, Ashley has placed herself directly in the serial killer's path. As the next 22 hours unfold, Ashley is confronted with a terrible choice: take advantage of her one chance for escape or attempt rescue of the killer's last remaining victim, possibly sacrificing herself in the process.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nail biting thriller

  • By LadySpeaker on 01-26-16

Revenge is not Redemption

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-15

Would you listen to The Freezing Season again? Why?

no, though it was a good story, the subject matter became stressful with all that was left unsaid by the captors. It starts to offset your mood.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Freezing Season?

When the little boy wouldn't let go of the precious moments album

Which character – as performed by Jeannie Lin – was your favorite?

The little boy

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Sometimes, Revenge is not Redemption

Any additional comments?

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Glass Mermaid

  • The Chancellor Fairy Tales, Book 1
  • By: Melanie Karsak
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

I'm dying. It's not a question; it's a fact. The cancer is eating me alive. They told me I have six months to live, maybe less. I came home, back to Chancellor on Lake Erie, to die. The sunsets are vivid there, and I will relish every one. I've never seen anything more beautiful than a Lake Erie sunset, until I see her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Great "Tail!!"

  • By Erin on 03-20-18

Beautifully Written

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-15

If you could sum up The Glass Mermaid in three words, what would they be?

Beauty and Glass

What other book might you compare The Glass Mermaid to and why?

I've not read anything like it

Have you listened to any of Hollie Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

nope

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Quite a few

Any additional comments?

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Night as a Catalyst

  • By: Chad Lutzke
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

As beautiful as the night can be, it often plays a role in something more foreboding, supplying the catalyst for things both terrifying and imaginative. Utilizing this hallowed time of the day, author Chad Lutzke has written and compiled 18 stories, with creature features, sleep deprivation, hiding the undead, revenge, cannibalism, morbid habits, and executions of karma being just a handful of the themes covered in this book.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Original Horror Anthology

  • By Brian on 12-29-15

GreaT collection of stories

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-15

If you could sum up Night as a Catalyst in three words, what would they be?

Short Story Mayhem

What could Chad Lutzke have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Given a foreward about the types of stories featured

Would you listen to another book narrated by Joe Hempel?

Yes

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Nah

Any additional comments?

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Landfall

  • By: John McWilliams
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 85

In Alberta, Canada, at the foot of Dead Horse Mountain, a space capsule is discovered - a capsule that shouldn't exist. Thirty years earlier, Dr. Jan Lee, American entrepreneur and space tourist, purportedly destroyed this craft when he blew up the International Space Station in an act of unexplained sabotage. That event has since inspired conspiracy theories ranging from espionage to alien invasion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 12-30-15

Paradoxically Good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-15

Where does Landfall rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the lower third, but that does not mean it's a bad novel

What did you like best about this story?

The way you couldn't really predict what was gonna happen next

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

TIme can't run out, when it's already gone

Any additional comments?

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

  • Nightblade

  • By: Ryan Kirk
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,285
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,113

A quiet child, Moriko is forced into a monastic system she despises. Torn from her family and the forest she grew up in, she must fight to learn the skills she'll need to survive her tutelage under the realm's most dangerous assassin. Young, beautiful, and broke, Takako is sold to pay for her father's debts. Thrust into a world she doesn't understand and battles she didn't ask for, she must decide where her loyalties lie. When their lives crash together in a kingdom on the brink of war, the decisions they make will change both their lives and their kingdom forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a Fantastic Hidden Gem

  • By Michelle @ In Libris Veritas on 12-21-15

Better than Most Sword-slingers

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Oh yes..Any who are a fan of B.Weeks' Assassin trilogy should love this.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Nightblade?

When Takako forgave (in a fashion) her father for selling her into the sex trade.

Which scene was your favorite?

Ryu and Shigeru at the waterfall...Their skillfull (or skill-less in ryu's case) dives were a direct representation of their skills with a blade.

Any additional comments?

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mister Socky

  • By: Tim Miller
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Little Dusty was so excited the day he found the large sock monkey for sale in the thrift store. When he got Mister Socky home, there was much more to the toy than anyone suspected. Unfortunately for Dusty, Mister Socky ordered him to do some horrible things. Well into adulthood, Dusty finds himself under Mister Socky's spell.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mister socky

  • By zoe on 11-18-15

Don't trust the monkey!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-15

If you could sum up Mister Socky in three words, what would they be?

Second-hand Murder & Mayhem

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Indeed, trying to predict how Chucky-like this was going

What about Joe Hempel’s performance did you like?

The way he portrayed Mr. Socky....it was dripping with malicious intent

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really extreme, but I found it very amusing

2 of 2 people found this review helpful